WingdSoldier (61) - - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong dark beer with an earthen taste and hints of chocolate, caramel and liquorice. Strong alcoholic scent.
Hamirubi (163) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. It pours a nice brown gloom with a pure black liquid. The foam is, though nearly non existing, full of carbonization and colours brown white. The nose hints at raisins and lovely malts. The taste however has a cherry tongue, and is not that sweet as the ’normal’ dark Kasteelbeer. The bitterness is very subtle, and the beer benefits from raisin flavours, and even some sherry and port notes. The alcohol percentage marks the 11 percent, but it certainly doesn’t feal that heavy. A beautiful medium body beer which is very well balanced.
klm1 (329) - - APR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour with a small tiny head. Aroma of dried fruits, molases, brown sugar, oak and a lot of spices. flavour is complexity of fruity, sugar, caramel notes, with low carbonation, maltiness and low hoppiness. Complex, very good beer.
hohops (460) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg. Pours very dark, with a big off white head which gradually settles. Aroma- vinous, plum, sweet malts, cherry. Taste- dark fruit, raisin, sugary malt, brown bread. Very good.
Desverger (2861) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BarleyWine, CPH - pours a dark brown colour with a reddish hue. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, with notes of caramel, toffee, lots of dark dried fruit, yeasty with some light spices. Decent enough BSA.
luklaer (129) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
02-24-2015 - I drank the one from 2012; Rather nice and pleasing, but nothing special.
swannycellars (18) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks mick for dropping this off. Pours deep ruby with thin white head and good lacing. Smells of mum’s fruitcake with stewed red fruit, nuts, p x and vanilla oak. Flavours are prunes, drying leathery nutty oak, vanilla, all spice and slight funk. holds 11 too well.
age_jellema (51) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad at all. I taste a bit of drop (dutch style candy). cough drop, licorice, alcohol, bit of banana, Much better then the main stream Kasteel beers.
nihtila (1279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.12.2014. Dark brown appearance. Aroma has warmth of alcohol, dark fruits, spices, sweet malts, raisin. Taste is very malty, sweet, raisin. Decent. Alcohol comes through though.
aenima (292) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity and plummy aroma. Similar taste. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Warming alcohol in the finish.
PauloAG (122) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330cc bottle. Pours reddish brown clear. Great complexity of aromas. In the mouth is full. Plums, molasses, brown sugar. Also som banana and spices. Just great. Alcool very well hidden